15 Northridge Drive
Hilton Head Island SC 29926
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address 15 Northridge Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Telephone (843) 689-6612
Fax (843) 6895694
E-mail development@vimclinic.org
Projected Annual Revenue $1,792,697.00 (2017)
Mission Statement The primary mission of VIM is to understand and serve the health and wellness needs of the medically underserved population and their households, living and/or working on Hilton Head and Daufuskie Islands.
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Raymond Cox MD, MBA
Board Chair Lisa N. Drakeman Ph.D.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired CEO, Genmab
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1993
Financial Summary
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Mission The primary mission of VIM is to understand and serve the health and wellness needs of the medically underserved population and their households, living and/or working on Hilton Head and Daufuskie Islands.

Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island has been an active participant in keeping our community healthy since 1993. Although the Hilton Head Clinic was the first of its kind in the nation, there are now 97 VIM Clinics across the country based on the Hilton Head Island model. All of these clinics work collectively on the same premise that many of the nation’s retired healthcare providers will commit to volunteer when they are permitted to practice the way they were taught – without the burden of referrals, insurance regulations and federal and state entities. 


Over the previous year, Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island served more than 30,000 patient visits. With the help of close to 600 volunteers who give more than 51,000 hours of service annually, VIM has evolved from a walk-in clinic, primarily treating immediate needs, to a comprehensive medical home for its patients with a new emphasis on wellness and prevention.  VIM is dedicated to offering care across 23 medical specialties and 5 disease management clinics. VIM HHI is consistently awarded a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator.



While there is a widespread perception of Hilton Head Island as a wealthy community with pockets of poverty, in actuality this is a very poor area with isolated pockets of wealth.  The need for care and treatment of nearly one-third of the local population is not only morally imperative, but astounding. 


VIM's operating budget of more than $2 million is estimated to provide more than $13 million in quality medical care. By utilizing the expertise of retired medical professionals, VIM can leverage its limited funds to offer more patient care than it otherwise could. Only 11.5% of our budget is spent on administrative costs; 88.5% of our income goes directly to patient care.  

However, VIM is consistently met with budget shortfalls and challenged to seek new sources of funding in order to meet the growing needs in our community. 


In the past year, significant improvements have been made in personnel and operations. In addition, there is increased focus on data analysis to ensure we benefit the community we serve. We recently completed analysis of return on investment to the community.  Every dollar spent on VIM services saves our community five dollars in retail medical care. We have also begun a review of key clinical metrics. Over the past year, 100 women in our walking and weight loss program have lost over 1,100 pounds and walked over 100,000 miles. Eighty-five percent of eligible women in our clinic received a mammogram in the past year, well above national average. We also completed a renovation of the pharmacy area, enhancing our ability to provide a vast array of free medications to our patients.


Our goals for the coming year are to begin a formalized wellness and preventive health program; complete our strategic plan; complete analysis of 10 key clinical metrics; improve financial efficiency; and enhance the clinical quality improvement process.



1. increase funding for the surgical donation program by $100k to eliminate our long waiting list for advanced clinical testing and surgical procedures; currently patients must wait several months for needing testing, surgery which impacts their ability to be productive

2. As above, our need for data collection and analysis has increased dramatically in the past year; funding for a part-time data analyst is becoming imperative- $20K

3. It is anticipated that the need for preventive health lab screening may increase lab costs by $30k over the next year

4. As we are completely dependent on donor and grant funding, we are annually challenged to maximize operational efficiency and to raise adequate funding to support our programs. An additional stable funding source of at least $100k would allow reduced dependency on our endowment interest and allow planning for our increasing capital improvement needs.


CEO/Executive Director Statement

In fiscal year 2014, Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island provided care through more than 30,000 patient visits across 23 medical specialties and five disease management clinics. This was all accomplished through the work of more than 600 volunteers including physicians, nurses, dentists, hygienists, mental health professionals and lay volunteers. Collectively, these volunteers gave more than 52,000 hours of service to enable the clinic to successfully meet its mission to provide healthcare to the medically underserved living and/or working on Hilton Head and Daufuskie Islands.

VIM continues to permeate a message of wellness throughout the clinic. Although VIM will always be there to treat our patients’ critical needs, we are currently implementing a comprehensive wellness and preventive care program for VIM patients.

Research confirms that the burden of chronic disease is concentrated within low income patients such as those who rely on VIM for their healthcare needs. Furthermore, chronic disease and poverty often initiate a vicious cycle as the combination of both instigates a downward spiral of worsening poverty and disease. Although VIM’s patients do experience higher rates of chronic disease and risk factors for developing such, simple behavior modification and lifestyle changes can significantly reduce complications associated with chronic disease and decrease inherent risk.


Instead of waiting to treat the seriously ill, VIM continues to make efforts to reach out to our patients, screen them for risk factors, treat them as necessary and actively encourage their participation in VIM’s walking, weight loss and healthy living programs. 

Board Chair Statement


Statement from Lisa N. Drakeman, Board Chair

Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) is one of the largest free clinics in the country, providing over 30,000 patient visits annually. As such, it is a complex organization that incorporates many functions beyond medical care. For example, we need to prepare accurate and timely financial reports and run numerous fundraising events to secure support for the extensive patient services that include 24 medical specialties, a dental clinic and a preventive care and wellness program. As Medicaid has not been expanded in South Carolina under the Affordable Care Act, the need for our services is a great as ever and it is the board’s responsibility to ensure that the clinic is there to meet this need.

In these circumstances, a skilled and dedicated board plays a crucial role in helping ensure that Volunteers and Medicine pursues its mission successfully.  A key corporate governance challenge is to recruit and orient a diverse board with a broad array of skill sets. To that end, the Corporate Governance Committee spends months seeking nominations, recruiting and interviewing candidates. They seek advice from the entire board, staff and community leaders.  We have been very successful in attracting board members with the range of skills that will be of great benefit to the clinic. For example, we have physicians, lawyers, accountants, business professionals and community leaders as members.

But that is only the first step in meeting this challenge. It is critically important to welcome everyone and build a sense of teamwork. We also need to ensure that all board members understand the mission and vision of the clinic, and to establish expectations regarding the board's fiduciary duties, roles and responsibilities. To this end, after careful planning, and reliance on board members who are highly experienced human resource professionals, VIM   has created a new, extended orientation program to focus on exactly these points. In addition to providing a much more in-depth education about the clinic, its operations and capabilities, the orientation will also focus on the work of the main board committees. The goal is to prepare every board member to take up the responsibilities in such a way as to help ensure that the clinic pursues its mission as effectively as possible. Furthermore, this program should help fill VIM ‘s need for the financial and governance oversight that is essential to any not-for-profit organization.

As a board member and chair, I am, personally, deeply committed to the idea that everyone should have access to health care. VIM is dedicated to that proposition and continuing to arm our board with knowledge and a clear set of expectations is a key to VIM’s success. It will help ensure that we maintain our focus on the vision of health care for the underserved and provide the financial and other stewardship necessary to fulfill our mission.

Areas of Service
Beaufort County
Colleton County
Hampton County
Jasper County
VIM Hilton Head Island serves the health and wellness needs of the medically underserved living and/or working on Hilton Head and Daufuskie Islands.
Board Chair
Board Chair Lisa N. Drakeman Ph.D.
Company Affiliation Retired CEO, Genmab
Term July 2013 to June 2017
Email ldrakeman88@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Mr. Edward Allen Retired
Mrs. Andrea Jackson Argast Retired
Mrs. Kay Bangs Community Volunteer
Mr. Thomas R. Brettingen Retired, Senior VP and Chief Revenue Officer, The Associated Press
Mr. Keith L. Brownlie Retired, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Dr. C. Patrick Burns M.D., MACPSemiretired, Oncologist
Mr. Morris Carlton Campbell Elected Beaufort County Councilman
Dr. Julie Camp-Tome D.D.S.Camp and Eibling Dental
Mr. James D. Collett Retired Director Strategic Systems Planning, Bell Atlantic
Mr. Lynn N. Corson Retired, Director in Charge, First Boston Corp
Dr. Raymond L. Cox M.D.Executive Director
Mrs. Dedria Cruden Retired Executive Vice-President, The Gale Group
Mr. Brian Fatzinger Retired, Sr. VP, General Medical Corporation
Mr. Frederick C. Hack Retired Attorney, Ruth, Hack & MacNeille, PA
Mr. Michael Hall Retired
Mr. William B. Heberton Retired, Chair and CEO, Jim Dandy Co.
Mr. J. Randolph Light Real Estate Developer
Mrs. Mary Ellen McConnell Community Volunteer
Mr. W. Alan McCullough Retired
Mr. Ned McKenna Retired
Mr. Michael F. Pasquale Retired, Hershey Foods Corp
Mrs. Marion Payne Retired
Dr. Xavier D. Pereira Retired
Mr. Marc Puntererei Managing Member, Cypress Group
Mr. Robert G. Sable Retired
Mr. Andrew P. Schumacher COO, Palmetto Dunes POA
Mr. Joseph C. Scodari Retired, Worldwide Chairman, Johnson & Johnson
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 24
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 21
Female 7
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
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Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Dr. Raymond Cox MD, MBA


2002 - MBA for Medical Management, Johns Hopkins School of Professional Business Education
1974-1978 - Internship and Residency - Obstetrics and Gynecology - Grady Memorial Hospital - Emory University
1970-1974 - Doctor of Medicine - University of Pennsylvania Medical School
 1984 - Board-Certified Obstetrics/Gynecology
2011 - 2013 - Providence Hospital - Washington, DC - Senior VP of Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer
2006 - 2011 - St. Agnes Hospital - Baltimore, MD - Chair, OB/GYN Dept.
1995 - 2006 - Prince George's Hospital Center - Cheverly, MD - Director of OB/GYN Services
1990 - 1995 - The Women's Hospital of Greensboro - Greensboro, NC - Assistant Director of OB/GYN
1989 - 1990 - Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital - Greensboro, NC - Program Director of OB/GYN Education
1985 - 1988 - West End Medical Center - Atlanta, GA - Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology
1985 - 1989 - Morehouse School of Medicine - Atlanta, GA - Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator of OB/GYN - Family Practice Residency Program
1978 - 1989 - Private Practice - Atlanta, GA
1980 - 1985 - Morehouse School of Medicine - Atlanta, GA - Clinical Associate of Family Practice & Community Medicine
1978 - 1980 - Atlanta Southside Community Health Clinic - Atlanta, GA - Physician - Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Honors & Awards
America's Best Doctors - 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010
Baltimore Magazine - Best Doctors - 2007
Healthcare Heroes Winner - 2009
Associated Black Charities - Trailblazer Award - 2009
American Medical Association
American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists - Fellow since 1985
American College of Physician Executives
Ascension Health Perinatal Steering Committee
Childbirth Connection
March of Dimes BOD
MD Medicaid Advisory Commission
MD OB/GYN Society, President 
MD Patient Safety Center Perinatal Collaborative - Chair 
National Medical Association
Prince George's Society of Health Care Professionals
Southern MD Perinatal Partnership 
Senior Staff
Ginger Allen Director of Development
Nena Balzola Office Manager
Julie Copp Director of Patient Care
Susan Jones Acounting Manager
Stan Stolarcyk Director of Volunteers
Full Time Staff 13
Part Time Staff 17
Volunteers 600
Contractors 0
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Diversity Policy Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Description  VIM HHI's Mammogram Program is a fully staffed and well established program successfully functioning within the daily operations of the clinic.  Annually, more than 600 women receive screening and diagnostic mammograms as well as referrals for follow-up treatment and surgery as needed. There are no free breast health services on Hilton Head or Daufuskie Islands other than VIM's Mammogram Program
Budget 150000
Short Term Success VIM has formed a well established relationship with neighboring SouthCoast Imaging.  This imaging center provides one free mammogram to a VIM patient for every 10 regularly paying clients receiving mammograms.  In addition, the convenience of SouthCoast's proximity to VIM has eliminated the transportation barrier that so many of VIM's patients cite as a difficulty in receiving their mammograms.
Long Term Success

VIM's Mammogram Program has received funding from both Avon and Komen for 12 years.  In addition, it is supported by a variety of local women's group fundraising events.


Research confirms that the burden of chronic disease is concentrated within low income patients such as those who rely on VIM for their health care needs.  Also, chronic disease and poverty often initiate a vicious cycle of worsening poverty and disease.  Although VIM's patients do experience higher rates of chronic disease and risk factors for developing such, simple behavior modifications and lifestyle changes can significantly reduce complications associated with chronic disease and decrease inherent risk.

As a result, VIM has begun to permeate a message of wellness clinic wide.  Although VIM will always be there to treat our patients' critical needs, we are currently implementing a comprehensive wellness and preventive care program for VIM patients.  Instead of waiting to treat the seriously ill, VIM continues to make efforts to reach out to our patients, screen them for risk factors, treat them as necessary and encourage their participation in VIM's walking, weight loss and healthy living programs. 


Budget 150000
Short Term Success  VIM's Women's Walking and Weight Loss Group has collectively lost more than 1,300 pounds and walked well over 100,000 miles!
Long Term Success  VIM's patients will evolve to a health mindset on prevention to ensure the health of entire families, ultimately reducing their need for medical care.  A comprehensive wellness and prevention program can help patients make progress toward better health instead of continuing on to a diagnosis of debilitating disease.
Program Success Monitored BY Patients report  being pleased with being able to see their progress and enjoying learning about the body and health.  Success will be monitored by a variety of indicators including weight loss, decreased risk of chronic disease and reduced need for patient care.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Revenue $1,792,697.00
Projected Expenses $2,105,309.00
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage (if selected) 0
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$11,471$4,880$8,904
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$160,040$157,147$172,584
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$110,624$124,038$85,936
Revenue In-Kind$904,698$402,090$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$3,004,798$2,066,822$1,827,557
Administration Expense$190,275$87,161$117,434
Fundraising Expense$238,924$225,172$198,927
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.060.940.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%87%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%12%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$8,662,807$8,052,144$7,942,596
Current Assets$522,012$703,500$443,376
Long-Term Liabilities$23,856$17,075$18,896
Current Liabilities$123,460$80,307$80,228
Total Net Assets$8,515,491$7,954,762$7,843,472
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.238.765.53
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes Nov 2017
Address 15 Northridge Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Primary Phone (843) 689-6612
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Raymond Cox MD, MBA
Board Chair Lisa N. Drakeman Ph.D.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired CEO, Genmab
Year of Incorporation 1993